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Belfast sausage and steak thief had almost 300 convictions

By Alan Erwin

A serial thief with nearly 300 previous convictions has been sent to prison again after he confessed to stealing steak and sausages.

Michael McNally (30) was handed a four-month sentence at Belfast Magistrates Court.

District Judge Fiona Bagnall was told the past six weeks spent out of custody represents a new record for McNally.

As he was being taken down to the cells once again he called out to the judge: "That's OK, see you later Fiona."

McNally, with an address at Victoria Street in Belfast, appeared in court on four counts of theft and a further charge of handling stolen goods.

He stole 10 packets of sausages valued at £11.80 and steaks worth £15.95 from a Maxol garage at Fortwilliam on consecutive days in June.

He also took washing tablets priced at £4 from an Iceland store on the Antrim Road, and five packets of headache tablets valued at £7.45 from Centra on Great Victoria Street.

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